What was the scope of their involvement?
Before they developed the software application, they helped us to set up technical requirements, the requisites to put on paper, and agree on what we wanted to see in the end. That was the first stage. Then, they started to develop it both on Android and iOS.
How did you come to work with SBS Soft?
We chose between five different companies. Formally, we asked five companies to make their proposal and to explain how they could produce our app. There were different approaches, for example, you can make the server part from scratch because our idea required the application part which was available on the mobile devices plus the server part - the database and keeping all the information plus the production facility. The real postcards should be painted and stamped via the post. They developed both the application side on the mobile devices plus the server side. They were the only one that proposed not to create every part from scratch but to use the standard application server which is quite popular in Russia. By doing that, they really simplified the development of this platform because it’s quite tricky to integrate using the information database to keep the names and history of others connected to the accounting system and payment system. They really simplified the core business and focused on the production side and on marketing.
How much have you invested with SBS Soft?
It was tens of thousands of dollars.
What is the status of this engagement?
We finalized the first stage and now we have gotten to the second stage. Again, we’ll make new requirements, and I think that if we can make the agreement on the price, then we’ll continue with them.